2 Children Dead from Accidental Smothering

Gainesville, Fla. (AP) - Two small children died in unrelated cases in north Florida after authorities say adults rolled on top of them while they were sleeping.

Gainesville police arrested 23-year-old Anthony Scott Enclarde Tuesday and charged him with manslaughter.

Police say Enclarde and his 14-month-old son, Ashton, had been sleeping in the same bed, and Enclarde woke up on top of the boy.

A roommate called 911, and the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital two days later.

Enclarde was being held without bail.

Last week, 33-year-old Todd Jeremy Metten was arrested and
charged with manslaughter in the death of his 6-month-old niece,
Alyssa Catherine Metten.

Metten was later released on $75,000 bail.

Both incidents occurred on Jan. 10.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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